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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County

Live United

three stars

84.34

238 South 13th Street Lincoln, NE 68508
tel: (402) 441-7700   Web Site
EIN: 47-0376624

Board Leadership
Linda Robinson Rutz
President

CEO
Meagan Liesveld
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.34 three stars
  Financial 77.86 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County works to bring the whole community together to create long-term, lasting change. While most charities focus on a single group or issue, United Way tackles issues facing Lincoln and Lancaster County as a whole. Together with more than 500 volunteers, we identify and prioritize community goals-- whether those goals include shelter for displaced families or health and nutrition assistance for seniors-- and bring together the right people, ideas, and resources to achieve them.

United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County works to bring the whole community together to create long-term, lasting change. While most charities focus on a single group or issue, United Way tackles issues facing Lincoln and Lancaster County as a whole. Together with more than 500 volunteers, we identify and prioritize community goals-- whether those goals include shelter for displaced families or health and nutrition assistance for seniors-- and bring together the right people, ideas, and resources to achieve them.

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Financial

two stars

77.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth -1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 74.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County (NE) 84.34 three stars
United Way of Richland County (OH) 86.39 three stars
United Way of Will County (IL) 94.20 four stars
United Way of Marathon County (WI) 92.75 four stars
United Way of Southwest Louisiana (LA) 91.12 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,197,555
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $60,576
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,258,131
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,258,131
   Other Revenue $250,357
TOTAL REVENUE $7,508,488
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,948,564
   Administrative Expenses $333,403
   Fundraising Expenses $906,669
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,188,636
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $319,852
   
Net Assets $2,140,029

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Designations $2,103,916 35.4%
Community Impact- Education $837,502 14.1%
General Operating Costs $796,882 13.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 84.34 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 85.43 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 84.07 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 79.44 two stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 84.69 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.18 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 88.77 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 89.71 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 89.69 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 47-0376624
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF LINCOLN AND LANCASTER COUNTY
NTEE Code T70
NTEE Classification Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
(927) Fundraising
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1945
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,119 1.83% Brian Wachman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County (NE) 84.34 three stars
United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties (IA) 91.13 four stars
United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee (FL) 98.23 four stars
United Way of the Concho Valley (TX) 87.47 three stars
United Way of Greater St. Joseph (MO) 91.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County
238 South 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
tel: (402) 441-7700
EIN: 47-0376624

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Board Leadership

Linda Robinson Rutz
President

CEO

Meagan Liesveld
Executive Director

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